Russia said set to deliver advanced fighter jets to Iran

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Russian Air Force Su-30SM (Alex Beltyukov / Wikipedia)

 

Arms deal comes following Moscow’s reported agreement to deliver S-300 anti-aircraft batteries to Tehran on Thursday

Russia is set to supply several Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets to Iran as part of an arms deal between the two countries, a high-ranking official in the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Wednesday.

The Sukhoi Su-30SM, according to Sputnik, is capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground strikes and can be equipped with a wide variety of precision munitions.

According to the Russian news site Sputnik, a source in the Iranian Defense Ministry said the country’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, who arrived Monday in Moscow, had planned to discuss the deal with Russian officials during his visit.

Iran and Russia have reinforced their military and nuclear cooperation since the signing in July of a landmark accord between Tehran and world powers over the Iranian nuclear program.

Full article: Russia said set to deliver advanced fighter jets to Iran (The Times of Israel)

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